- Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence, writings, writings of others, personal papers, photographs, printed material, audio recordings, electronic media, and other papers documenting the life and work of poet Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. Correspondence consists of letters from poets, writers, publishers, literary organizations, and others including John Ashbery, Charles Bernstein, Susan Bee, Ray DiPalma, Rachel Blau Duplessis, Ron Padgett, Arthur Sze, and Richard Tuttle. Writings consist of drafts, revisions, notes, mock-ups, proofs, publicity materials, and related correspondence for published works by Berssenbrugge; drafts of early poems; other writings by Berssenbrugge; and writings of others, including Barbara Guest, Arthur Sze, and others.
- Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Box 54 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 55 (born digital): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
- Conditions Governing Use
The Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
- Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Granary Books, Inc., on the Ruth Stephan Fund and the Alfred Z. Baker, Jr. Fund, 2015.
Organized into five series: I. Correspondence, 1967-2015. II. Writings, 1955-2014. III. Personal papers, 1955-2014. IV. Audiovisual materials, undated. V. Electronic media, 2005-2010.
- 1955 - 2015
- 45.72 Linear Feet (55 boxes)
- Related Names
- Berssenbrugge, Mei-mei, 1947-
- Language of Materials